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July 17, 2013
The Herald-Star

Boil order issued in New Alexandria

NEW ALEXANDRIA - Jefferson County water customers in the New Alexandria area are on a 48-hour water boil order through Thursday evening after a water break.

Service was restored late Tuesday after the break.

Prisoner walks away from work detail

STEUBENVILLE - Area law enforcement officers are looking for a prisoner from the Jefferson County jail who walked away from a work detail at the county fairgrounds at Friendship Park on Tuesday.

Benjamin M. Delguzzi, 27, of Steubenville was serving a 180-day sentence out of Steubenville Municipal Court for assault. Delguzzi was involved in a domestic incident in May in the city. A county sheriff's deputy working in the hilltop areas answered the call and got into a physical altercation with Delguzzi.

Delguzzi initially was charged with assault on a police officer, a felony, but it was reduced to assault in municipal court.

Delguzzi was using a weed trimmer at the fairgrounds Tuesday afternoon. A deputy monitoring the work crew noticed Delguzzi missing. The weed trimmer was found on the ground near a trail the deputy believes Delguzzi used in his escape.

Several police agencies searched the surrounding area Tuesday but Delguzzi wasn't found.

Drug treatment ordered in case

STEUBENVILLE - Duan E. Harris, 28, Apartment A, 719 Market St., was allowed to enter drug treatment in lieu of conviction by Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge David Henderson after Harris pleaded guilty to two counts each of drug trafficking and drug possession.

Harris was under investigation by the county drug task force and had made controlled sales of heroin at the end of November and early December. A raid was conducted on Harris' residence on Dec. 11 and drugs and $969 were confiscated. Henderson ordered the $969 forfeited to the drug task force.

Harris will have to successfully complete a drug treatment program and remain drug free for a year. If he is successful, the charges will be dismissed. If not, he faces up to 12 months in prison.

Man sentenced in gun possession case

STEUBENVILLE - Devin M. Williams, 27, of 1235 Wellesley Ave. was sentenced to nine months in prison on Tuesday by Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge David Henderson after Williams pleaded guilty to carrying a concealed weapon.

Williams was with a group of six men walking down the middle of Carnegie Avenue, between Euclid and Ridge avenues on April 30. The officer said he was going to write citations to the men for failure to use a sidewalk.

A Jefferson County sheriff's deputy arrived as backup and saw a loaded handgun in the rear pocket of Williams.

Police reported another man, Brandon Garrison, 23, of 310 S. Fifth St. tried to take off running but was caught by officers. He also was carrying a handgun. Garrison's trial on carrying a concealed weapon and having a weapon as a convicted felon is pending in common pleas court.

County Democrats to hold annual picnic

STRATTON - The Jefferson County Democratic Party will hold its annual picnic from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on July 28 at Stratton Park.

Democratic Party Chairman John Abdalla said the picnic menu will include barbecued chicken, hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, baked beans, potato salad, macaroni salad and refreshments.

There will be a $10 donation for each person.

Free summer course at EGCC

STEUBENVILLE - Adult Basic and Literacy Education will offer a free summer bridge course for math and English later this month at Eastern Gateway Community College.

A.B.L.E. will offer the free classes from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays and Wednesdays. The classes begin July 29 and conclude Aug. 21 on the Jefferson County campus.

To enroll, call (740) 264-5591, extension 271.

Annual alumni golf outing set Aug. 9

STEUBENVILLE - Eastern Gateway Community College Alumni Association will hold its annual golf scramble on Aug. 9 at Dyer Country Club in Toronto.

Registration begins at 4:30 p.m., with a four-person team shotgun start at 5 p.m. All area residents are welcome to golf. Cart rentals are available for an additional fee.

The winning team will earn $200, with the second-place team earning $100. A 50/50 drawing and skins will be available. Dinner will be held when prizes and awards are distributed.

The cost is $30 per golfer for nine holes. A four-player team will cost $150 and includes a hole sponsorship. All proceeds benefit the Eastern Gateway Alumni Scholarship Fund. Businesses may sponsor a hole for $40. For questions and registration, call (740) 264-5591, extension 113.

USW locals schedule golf outing

EAST SPRINGFIELD - United Steelworkers of America Locals 1190 and 4195 will hold the Steelworkers reunion golf outing at Spring Hills Golf Club on Aug. 9.

The format is a three-man scramble, six-persons to tee. Players are responsible for their own golf fees. The cost is $29 per person and $25 for retired seniors. For tee times, call (740) 543-3270.

Food, beverages and prizes will be offered for golfers and non-golfers at the outing.

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